Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside

I can't believe it's been so long since I've been on here - sorry for the long absence!  Christmas was a whirlwind and Southern Ontario went from dealing with an ice storm to surviving the deep freeze of the Polar Vortex!  Which, by the way, is making a reappearance... brrrr!

We started the new year off with a winter theme.  Some of the crafts we enjoyed were...

Snowman Prints - I just love these.  The children drew their snowman on a Styrofoam plate and then painted over the picture with white paint before stamping it onto a piece of black construction paper.

We also cut snowflakes from paper, drew snowmen, and played with white play dough to create snowmen.

Some of the songs we enjoyed were...

Suzy Snowflake 

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Dressed in a snow-white gown
Tap, tap, tappin' at your windowpane
To tell you she's in town.

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Soon you will hear her say
"Come out everyone and play with me
I haven't long to stay.

If you want to make a snowman
I'll help you make one, two, three
If you wanna take a sleigh ride
The ride's on me."

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Look at her tumblin' down
Bringing joy to every girl and boy
Suzy's come to town. 

~~by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett~~

Jack Frost

Where did you get that little red nose?
Jack Frost kissed it I suppose.
He kissed it once.
He kissed it twice.
Poor little nose as cold as ice! 

Pretty Snowflakes

Pretty snowflakes are falling
Falling down to the ground
When the wind blows his trumpet
See them dancing around.
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la Tra-la-la-la-la-la
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la Tra-la-la-la-la-la

Pretty snowflakes are falling
Falling down to the ground
When the wind blows his trumpet
See them sitting back down.

I give each child a paper snowflake to dance with for the song.

Build A Little Snowman

(sung to: I'm A Little Teapot)

Build a little snowman starting with it's feet
Pack on lots of snow and make him nice and neat
Then you roll a big 'round ball, put it right on top
But then the sun may come out and make your snowman hot
He drips and he drips and he drips all day
Looking for my snowman what do I see?
Nothing but a puddle where he used to be!

I created these two worksheets for the children.

The children needed to choose three words to describe their mittens.

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